FITness Goals; For Looks/Feel Good/Performance/Even Life Saving?!

FITness Goals; For Looks/Feel Good/Performance/Even Life Saving?!

Let’s be honest. Everyone wants to look good. I would argue that is ‘the’ main driving force behind someone not only coming to CPMFITness but signing up for any workout program or regime.

But what if getting ‘FIT’ was more than just looking good? Because it is!

In 1926, strong man and physical culture enthusiast Earle Liederman wrote a book called Endurance. In it, Liederman makes the case that every man should be physically fit enough to save his own life in an emergency. He sets out five fitness benchmarks that indicate whether a man is up to this task. None require you to be able to bench press 500 pounds or have six pack abs. Rather, the benchmarks focus on having the strength and endurance to run, swim, or pull yourself to safety.

I had a paradigm shift in my thinking about how to coach clients with their FITness goals and results years ago. If you have the ability to do certain benchmarks (like the one’s Mr. Liederman explains) then you probably look how you would want to look. If you only focus on looking how you want to look; Could you still perform well enough to achieve those same benchmarks?

Performance Probably Will = Looks
Looks May Not = Performance

Check out those 5 Benchmarks Below in this Video…


The O-Board Says…

A. 1 Snatch Every 75sec for 8sets

B. AMRAP 15min
15 Ball Slams
30 Deficit Rev Lunges
60 Double Unders

Post by Chris; @cmoknows